Have you ever needed to connect to a PC using Remote Desktop to either check something out or to install a better remote connectivity software like VNC? A couple years ago, IntelliAdmin created an application to install remote desktop from a remote PC. I’ve used it several times and it has come in quite handy. Download it at http://www.intelliadmin.com.
The Microsoft Small Business Solutions team is at it again. There will be several events in the Mid-Atlantic region through March of 2009 that will have some content. You can find out more by visiting the official website at http://sbstechnologymakeover.com.
Kudos to Michael Murphy and the rest of the SBS team for getting this together.
For those not at the MSDN Freedom Roadshow in Scranton, PA today, you are missed a good show. Here’s what happened:
- David Solivan – David presented a talk called UI, UX, U confused? The purpose was to show the various options we have and to explain when one option may be better than another by stepping through the design process. There’s a URL he had mentioned during his talk that will show your best options. Check it out at http://tinyurl.com/59vk7b.
- Lindsay Rutter started off by talking about the PDC 08. She mentioned that all should come out and attend the MSDN Conference in New York City. The best part is that PDC was between $2000 and $3000 per developer. The MSDN conference is $99. Furthmore, Lindsay plugged our user group, .NET Valley. If you are not a member, join today! Also, register for the MSDN Flash newsletter. It’s a great way to get the latest news on events, news, and more.
- Lindsay then decided to build an ADO.NET Entity Framework based on David’s proof of concept app he spoke about earlier.
- Dani Diaz followed up Lindsay by showing how to use a WCF/REST solution for connecting to the Entity Framework and serving up the data. He also showed how to use MVC, jQuery, and Json during his talk. Dani recommended following Rob Bagby’s and Dan Rigsby for more information about WCF/REST.
- Lindsay came after Dani and talked about how XAML and WPF works for developers and designers. She also showed off the final product including the UI/UX decisions, EF stuff, WCF, and WPF that we saw throughout the day.
- Finally, Dani wrapped up the day by talking about IE8 development.
Great work team! I hope the MSDN team visits Scranton more often!
Microsoft announced Microsoft BizSpark. The BizSpark program provides software, support, and visibility for start-up companies. The restriction includes that a business can qualify if they have been in business for less than 3 years, be privately held, and have less than $1 million in annual revenue.
For more information, visit http://www.asp.net/BizSpark/.
Join the MSDN Team (Lindsay Rutter, Dani Diaz, and David Solivan) and the rest of .NET Valley for the "Best Wings" in the area. On November 13th, we’ll be meeting at the new Quaker Steak & Lube found in Dickson City. The evening will begin at 6pm. .NET Valley will be sponsoring some Wings and beverages.
If you are going to attend, we need you to register as soon as possible so we can give an accurate count to the restaurant. Register today at dotnetvalley.com!
The local MSDN team (Lindsay, Dani, and David) will be at Scranton University on November 14th all day giving some awesome talks! If you think you’ll be in the area and want to stop by, be sure to register today! For more details about the event, be sure to visit .NET Valley.